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- adjective mathematics Being or pertaining to a
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A friend who plays Golf once told me that the truly expert competitors in that sport have a hypernatural sensitivity to their equipment.
Sam Weller and Mr. Micawber, and the rest of them, are unnatural; they are only, if I may coin the word, 'hypernatural.'
With bitten lips he kept himself silent at this final thrust of the hypernatural, but the damp beads had returned to his brow.
Moors, father and sons, are mere impossibilities; and some readers, in whom the judicious acquaintance with human life in its realities has outrun the sensibilities, are so much shocked by these hypernatural phenomena, that they are incapable of enjoying the terrific sublimities which on that basis of the visionary do really exist.
Both have Holy Ghost like moments where the protagonists struggle to tune in to what the supernatural (or more like hypernatural or natural-but-more-refined) forces on their side.